Regulation Disadvantaging Responsible Letting Agents

30th April 2014

The findings of a study by Michael Ball, commissioned by the Residential Landlords Association to report on the impact of legislation on the private rented sector, make interesting reading.  You can read about them here. Professor Ball has concluded that, because government...

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When is a Landlord not a Landlord?

19th April 2014

I was showing a flat to a potential tenant last week - a man in overalls whose hands and demeanour evidenced the practical nature of his job. "I'm better off where I am" he declared.  "The rooms are bigger and there'...

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Energy Efficiency in Rented Properties

15th April 2014

At a recent RICS Private Renting Group meeting there was much discussion on the undoubted imminence of measures to oblige landlords of the most energy-inefficient properties to raise that efficiency or be prohibited from letting.  There's little doubt that much of...

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Simply Let director meets Housing Minister

1st April 2014

Simply Let director Kathleen Gell, in her capacity as Convener of the Council of Letting Agents, is today in face to face discussions with the Housing Minister Margaret Burgess MSP about the regulation of letting agents. The Scottish Government has declared its intention...

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